Heroes’ Voices encourages Veterans to raise their voices in song, through musical instruments, and in poetry with programs including:
Heroes' Voices connects Veterans to each other in camaraderie and joy by raising their voices in song at our Vets Singing with Vets workshops. We customize our workshops settings ranging from public forums to closed institutional wards.
Some workshops focus on community building and fun, others on music therapy for Veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, mobility limitations, or other specific issues. All Vets Singing with Vets workshops offer opportunities for some combination of
- Choral and solo singing.
- Accompaniment and performance with guitars, harmonicas, and percussion instruments.
- Instruction in singing technique.
- Breathing exercises.
- Poetry recitals.
Many Vets Singing with Vets workshops are open to the public, while others are limited to in-patient groups. They are always free to Veterans.
Vets Singing with Vets workshop schedule
Contact Heroes' Voices for more information about scheduling, participating in, or volunteering at Vets Singing with Vets workshops.
Heroes' Voices offers veterans the opportunity to explore poetry as means of self-expression, either to share with others or for private contemplation. Poetry enables veterans to better understand themselves, to enjoy camaraderie with others, to create beauty, and (for those who need it) to heal.
We conduct Poetry Workshops in public forums and in private settings, and we sponsor National Veterans Poetry Contests.
See our Poetry page for a selection of poems written by veterans. Contact Heroes' Voices for more information.